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The mushroom coral as a habitat

Abstract:

The evolution of symbiotic relationships involving reef corals has had much impact on tropical marine biodiversity. Because of their endosymbiotic algae (zooxanthellae) corals can grow fast in tropical shallow seas where they form reefs that supply food, substrate and shelter for other organisms. Many coral symbionts are host-specific, depending on particular coral species for their existence. Some of these animals have become popular objects for underwater photographers and aquarists, wherea...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1017/S0025315411001445

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Hoeksema, BW More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, Academic Services, Natural History Museum
Fransen, CHJM More by this author
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom Journal website
Volume:
92
Issue:
4
Pages:
647-663
Publication date:
2011-09-23
Acceptance date:
2011-07-18
DOI:
EISSN:
1469-7769
ISSN:
0025-3154
URN:
uuid:16eb150c-125c-428e-93b1-8107846d4a0e
Source identifiers:
560186
Local pid:
pubs:560186
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